Renault and Valeo partner for software defined vehicle development
Valeo to supply key electrical and electronic components and contribute to software development for SDVs; aim to reduce development times and costs for the electrical and electronic architecture while focusing on high performance, compatibility, and safety.
The Renault Group and Valeo have announced a partnership to develop the electrical and electronic architecture of the Group’s next-generation vehicles. The Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) architecture will enable vehicles to remain always up-to-date throughout their lifecycle and capable of integrating new functionalities without hardware modifications.
The new partnership between the two French companies aims to reduce development times and costs for the electrical and electronic architecture while focusing on high performance, compatibility, and safety.
As part of the partnership, Valeo will supply key electrical and electronic components for the SDVs, including the High-Performance Computer (HPC) which is the core control of vehicle driving strategies. Other products incude driver assistance systems (ADAS); zone controllers, which provide more efficient power management and substantial reduction in wiring harness; electrical distribution modules; ADAS components: ultrasonic sensors, driving and parking cameras.
Valeo engineers will work close to the Renault Group sites in Guyancourt, Toulouse and Sophia-Antipolis and will also work with the Renault Software Factory teams on software development. Valeo will also provide on-board application software, such as parking assistance.
This new partnership will help to reduce development times and costs for the electrical and electronic architecture while focusing on high performance, compatibility, and safety.
In addition to the agreements signed with Google for the OS, the Cloud and the Digital Twin and with Qualcomm for the Digital Chassis and the System-on-Chip, this collaboration with Valeo will enable Renault Group to strengthen its control of the Software Defined Vehicle value chain.
François Provost, Renault Group Chief Purchasing, Partnerships, and Public Affairs Officer, said: “The arrival of Valeo in our tech ecosystem is an important step towards the co-construction of our Software Defined Vehicle (SDV). This new partnership brings together the skills, expertise, and innovation of our two French companies to offer vehicles that are technologically advanced and competitive in terms of cost and development time. Renault Group, and its future entity Ampere dedicated to electric vehicles and software, continues to strengthen its position in the value chain of tomorrow, to become the next generation automotive company.”
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